US Futures Rise After President Trump Clarifies Tweet About Syria

US Futures rise after President Trump clarifies tweet about Syria.  In an early morning tweet today, President Trump said that an attack on Syria was not necessarily imminent.  The latest tweet was enough to send futures higher by 0.5%.  In economic data, jobless claims fell by 9k to 233k last week.  March import prices were unchanged for the month, while export prices rose more than expected.  On an annual basis, import prices rose 3.6% y/y, while export prices are up 3.4% y/y.  European shares are higher with energy stocks leading the advance.  Asian shares closed lower with the Chinese Shanghai leading the declines.

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